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October 1-5 November. Admission free. Contemporary Art Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD.

This new work by Majd Abdel Hamid (see below) was created after the 2020 explosion in Beirut, the city where he lives. Using the history of embroidery in his practice, Hamid attempts to imitate the autonomous, historical practice of embroidery as intimacy, creating a series of motifs related to the lived experience of Beirut.

Dutch and Flemish Art 1590-1700

Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission free. Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.

Discover highlights from the Scottish National Gallery’s world-class Dutch and Flemish collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens and Van Dyck. Artists in the Netherlands were increasingly specializing in certain genres during this period, and visitors can discover a range of paintings in this exhibition.

Imagination – The visual culture of the Jacobite cause

Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission free. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD.

This dramatic exhibition looks at the Jacobites at home and abroad. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has some of the world’s finest collections of Jacobite imagery. This fascinating exhibition focuses on the way Jacobites presented themselves in portraits.

The King’s Last Day – The Execution of Charles I

Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission free. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD.

The focus of this exhibition is the intriguing and gory painting of the execution of Charles I, painted by an unknown Dutch artist. It is believed to be based on eyewitness accounts and contemporary engravings. Prints, paintings and miniatures from the collection are also on display.

medicine for the mind

1st-2nd October. Admission free. V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

This multidisciplinary exhibition explores a unique way to understand, connect and heal the sick mind. Works by graphic designer Rejane Dal Bello and movement designer Christian Wood, among others, offer a new perspective on mental well-being during difficult times.

Dennis Buchan RSA Retrospective Exhibition – Coastal Connections

1st-21st October. Admission free. Compass Gallery, 178 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL.

Dennis Buchan’s work fuses the Scottish color tradition with more modern, abstract expressionism and pop art. Inspired by landscapes and seascapes, the artist uses everyday objects to create bold juxtapositions of form and color. Buchan has also won several major awards throughout his distinguished career.

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama

1 Oct-6 Oct November. Admission free. Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 0RG.

Zanele Muholi, one of Scotland’s most renowned artists, brings her latest exhibition to the Hunterian. This exhibition is an ongoing series of self-portraits that aims to create visual archives to show the complex lives of those who are often rendered invisible within South African society and beyond.

Szafki on Display: A Retrospective of Paintings by Yusef Szafki

1st-29th October. Admission free. Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT.

Scottish painter Yusef Szafki produced enigmatic canvases for several decades and was particularly influenced by mid-20th-century Abstract Expressionism. This is the first exhibition to give an overview of his life’s work. Visitors can explore how Szafki inverted and redesigned themes over time.

Forest and Miracle Exhibition

1st-9th October. Admission free. Colinton Arts, 52 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ.

This exhibition explores and celebrates the wonder of nature, renewal and the power of our imagination. A common theme of wonder and observation connects the two artists shown in this exhibition.

International Street Photography Exhibition

October 4th to 29th. Admission free. The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, 57 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UB.

This exhibition is a month-long exhibition of international street photography. Works by photographers from all over the world are on display. The gallery held an open call for photographers to submit their entries, which will be on display throughout October.

Charlotte Kohen

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